The department of History at Sultan Qaboos University became independent in 1993, with its own specific programs starting with B.A courses, then M.A degree in 2002 and Ph.D in 2010. These programs deal with ancient, Islamic , medieval, modern and contemporary history of Oman, the Arab and Islamic countries, and world history.
The major goal of the department is to graduate qualified student and researchers in the fields of history. The department implements advanced teaching methods in lectures, seminars and presentations, using modern educational tools. In additions to classroom courses, students experience field trips to historical and archaeological sites, museums, archives and libraries, inside and outside the sultanate.
The department of history is entrusted with teaching university as well as faculty requirement subjects, dealing respectively with "The history of Oman and the Islamic civilization", and "An Introduction to History and Civilization".
The department offers a major program in history, in addition to minor programs destined to other departments in the college of Arts and social sciences, and to students of the college of education.
The department welcomes Omani and International students in the PhD and M.B. programs in Islamic and modem history. Announcements for potential candidates for both programs are made between January and March every year.